LANGUAGE VARIATION AND CHANGE IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL EUROPE: Old & Middle English - Old High German - Old Norse - Old Romance - Ancient Greek


4th Naxos Summer School: Language Variation and Change in Ancient and Medieval Europe (LVC 2019)


July 28 – August 3, 2019

Naxos, Greece


We are happy to inform you that registration is now open for the 4th Naxos summer school program and workshop on Language Variation and Change in Ancient and Medieval Europe.


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Arizona State University and University of Osnabrück are coordinating a summer school program, a workshop and master classes on ancient and medieval languages and linguistics, to be held on July 28 – August 3, 2019 on the island of Naxos, Greece.

The summer school will offer intensive language classes and linguistic classes on language change and variation in Ancient and Medieval Europe (with emphasis on: Old and Middle English, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Romance and Ancient Greek) for a period of seven days. Eight courses will be offered as well as four master classes and a workshop. The aim is to attract students and scholars to study ancient and medieval languages in a relaxed yet very focused and stimulating atmosphere that promotes in depth analysis and discussion.



Thórhallur Eythórsson (University of Iceland)

Olga Fischer (University of Amsterdam)

Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State University)  

Dag Haug (University of Oslo)   

Nikolaos Lavidas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Donka Minkova (University of California, Los Angeles)

Svetlana Petrova (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge)




Old and Middle English: Morphosyntax in manuscripts

Old English and how it developed syntactically in the later Middle and Modern periods

Old and Middle English phonology

Clause Structure and word order variation in Old High German

Old Norse and its Old Germanic relatives

The syntactic evolution of the Romance languages

Ancient Greek (morpho-)syntax

Proto-Indo-European (morpho-)syntax: An introduction



The 4th Naxos Summer School on Language Variation and Change in Ancient and Medieval Europe (July 28 – August 3, 2019) will also be organizing a workshop on “Language Change in Indo-European”, to be held on July 31, 2019.








Under the patronage of the European Parliament